CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Guardiola calls on City players to be 'leaders' against Dortmund

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged his players to execute their plans on the pitch rather than worry about different scorelines against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged his players to execute their plans on the pitch rather than worry about different scoreline permutations for their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

"If you think of the consequences or goals you have to score or concede, you forget what you have to do," he told a news conference on Tuesday. "It doesn't matter what happens in the first leg, you have a chance in the second.

"It will be better they don't score and we win, but in the Champions League you always have a chance. We have weapons to score, they have weapons to score.

"Our idea is to go there do as best as possible and let them feel we are not going to defend what we got here. We want to impose our game to win the game."

City are aiming to reach the final four of Europe's elite club competition for the first time under Pep Guardiola, having suffered elimination from the quarter-final stage in each of the past three seasons.